His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa to Visit Yale University




Photo: Sarite Sanders
His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje has been has been awarded Yale’s prestigious Chubb Fellowshipfor Spring 2015. As the spiritual head of the 900-year-old Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa has emerged as an important leader for our time and has been described as “a world spiritual leader for the 21st century.”
His Holiness the Karmapa’s visit to Yale includes a four day program jointly sponsored by the Chubb Fellowship, theYale Himalaya Initiative, theDepartment Religious Studies, and the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. In addition to offering a public talk to the university community, His Holiness will meet with the University President and participate in variety of student life activities.
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While at Yale, His Holiness the Karmapa will deliver a public address:
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Woolsey Hall (500 College St)
 “Compassion in Action—Buddhism and the Environment”
The venue is Yale's beautiful Woolsey Hall, which seats 2,600.
Tickets available to the Yale community Monday March 23 and the general public Tuesday March 24.
Links to the web order forms for tickets will be posted on the Chubb Fellowship page HERE.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
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Woolsey Hall,
photo: Creative Commons
The Chubb Fellowship is designed to foster an interest in public affairs, especially among Yale College students. The selection of His Holiness the Karmapa as a Chubb Fellow resonates well with the Yale Himalaya Initiative’s mandate to bring together members of the Yale community from all parts of the university to converse on matters relating to the Himalayan region.
Previous Chubb Fellows include Nobel Peace Prize laureates Leymah Gbowee and Aung San Suu Kyi, actors such as Shah Rukh Khan and Morgan Freeman, and the current United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power.
For more information about His Holiness the Kamapa’s US tour click here.

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